Ambos and health staff use Naloxone to reverse an opiate overdose.

It is an easy to use medicine that is sprayed up the nostrils.

You can get free take home Naloxone and overdose training before you leave custody. This means you can leave with a skill that could save a life!

You are strongly encouraged to get training and take home Naloxone if you:

  • use opioids (e.g. heroin, fentanyl, OxyContin)
  • are prescribed Methadone or Buprenorphine/Buvidal
  • have a friend or family member who uses opioids or is prescribed opioids (Methadone/Suboxone/Buvidal/ OxyContin)

If you are being released soon ask the nurse about the Take Home Naloxone.

A nurse will explain when and how to use Naloxone.

Your Take Home Naloxone medication will then be given to you as part of you release medications.You can also get Take Home Naloxone in the community from most drug and alcohol services and some chemists.

You can also contact NUAA on 1800 644 413 (free call).